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Walthers EMD F40PH Amtrak #374 (Phase IV) ESU Sound and DCC

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Price:  $149.99
Amtrak #374 (Phase IV, silver, wide blue, thin red, white stripes)

Power your favorite Amtrak(R) or regional commuter trains in style with a Walthers Mainline F40PH on the job! Built especially for passenger duties, the prototypes entered service in 1976 and many are still going strong today. Based on Phase 2b prototypes, the models feature:

    • Limited edition - one time run of these road numbers!
    • Factory-installed vertical hand rails
    • Molded drill starter points for grab irons (sold separately)
    • RP-25 metal wheels
    • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers
    • Fully assembled
    • 21-Pin DCC plug

ESU Sound for DCC and DC layouts featuring:

      • - 4 function outputs with brightness control by CV
      • - Fully DCC compatible
      • - 14, 28, 128 speed steps
      • - Dual mode DC and DCC
      • - 4 air horns changeable by CVs
      • - 2 bells changeable by CVs
      • - Full 8-notch prime mover sounds
      • - Compressor
      • - Dynamic brake

Same powerful drive as Walthers Proto(R) locos featuring

      • - Five-pole skew-wound motor
      • - 14:1 gear ratio
      • - Helical-cut gears for quiet operation and easy multiple unit operation
      • - All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
      • - Heavy die-cast metal chassis
      • - Constant and directional LED lights
      PLEASE NOTE: When operating Walthers-branded DCC-equipped locomotives in DC mode, do not use power packs that exceed an 18V rating. This includes MRC 1300-series power packs which have known issues with our decoders.
      Alternate horns and bell sounds can be programmed on the sound decoder using these CVs:
        CV163 = 0 - Nathan K5LH (default)
        CV163 = 1 - Nathan K5HLL
        CV163 = 2 - Nathan K5H
        CV163 = 3 - Nathan K5LLA
        CV164 = 0 - Graham White E-Bell (default)
        CV164 = 1 - GE Steel Bell


    DC Analog is a control system standard to most starter sets which allows the user to control the track (and not the locomotive). This means that two or more trains on the same track will move, speed up, slow down and stop at the same time.
    DCC Digital stands for ‘Digital Command Control’. DCC Digital systems allow individual locomotives and accessories to be independently controlled from the controller. Other functions, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled.

    DCC READY (Standard DC)

    This means the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a socket that is ready to accept a DCC decoder.  The most common and readily available types of decoders here in the US are: 6 pin, 8 pin, next 18, and 21 pin.  Prior to buying a  decoder for your locomotive, verify which of the previous you will need.  This information is usually found on the manufacturers site or instruction booklet.

    The locomotive requires a DCC decoder to be fitted to the socket in order for it to work on a DCC controlled layout. It can however still be used on the conventional DC (analog) layout. 



    This indicates that the locomotive, train set or equipment is fitted with a decoder that has been pre-installed at the factory. 

    This means that the locomotive is ready to run and operate on a DCC controlled layout and can now be called up by request from a Digital Controller. Additional features, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), can also be independently controlled (only if the locomotive is fitted with these accessories).

    Some DCC equipped locomotives can also be run on DC layouts (see note below). Some accessories may continue to work automatically, such as lighting and sound (if equipped), however, the user will not have independent control of these under DC operation. It is important to note that manufacturer's decoders who support sound playback on DC operation will only provide a selection of sounds when the locomotive is detected to be moving or stopping (such as chuffing, coasting and braking sounds).  

    *Some manufacturers may issue a warning that they do not recommend a DCC fitted locomotive to be operated on a DC (analog) layout, and may void any warranties. Check your locomotive's manual for more information. Not all sound decoders enable sound playback on DC operation, and this information is provided with your decoder manual.


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